Automated Application Rollback with Chef

This is a follow up to the post Automated Rollback the Ultimate Application Release Insurance Policy in which we discuss key implementation considerations related to application rollback and rollforward. Chef Habitat is an open-source automation solution that enables you to define, package and deliver your applications to any environment without rewriting or refactoring. The software […]

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Automated Application Rollback Insurance for Release Teams

Sometimes in IT certain terms take on a life of their own. They push past their original meaning and become something different, rollback is one of these terms. In the language of enterprise IT, “rollback” means getting the system back into a working state. This ensures a system can be immediately restored if a system […]

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Now Available: Chef Compliance

Building on Chef’s long history of innovation in compliance automation, Chef Compliance, available today, builds on Chef InSpec to help enterprises maintain compliance and prevent security incidents across heterogeneous hybrid and multi-cloud estates while improving speed and efficiency. Standards-based audit and remediation content, easily-tuned baselines, and comprehensive visibility and control make it easy to maintain […]

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Edge Computing: Compliance, Developer Productivity, and Configuration Inconsistencies Top the List of Key Challenges

The edge computing term has become one of the next big buzz words in the IT world. The concept of edge computing is not new and has been around for a while. In fact, almost every organization probably already has one or more use cases that would fall into the bucket of edge computing. Edge […]

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Chef for Compliance Announcement: Waivers Support

Today Chef announces compliance waiver support within Chef InSpec and Chef Automate. Using Chef for compliance provides a holistic solution for enterprises to achieve continuous compliance. Companies audit their various endpoints for compliance against CIS or DISA standards using Chef InSpec, while viewing the aggregate compliance state of their fleet in Chef Automate. Today, customers […]

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Survey Results: DevSecOps Drives Efficiency, Security, and Agility

Recently, Chef commissioned a survey of security professionals in order to provide greater insight into what security leaders are most concerned with and how collaboration with I&O (Infrastructure & Operations) is needed within enterprise-sized organizations. We sought out to determine how important DevSecOps is within the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), the importance of Audits […]

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Chef InSpec recognized for Compliance Automation Tools in Gartner Report

We believe Gartner provides very useful guidance for organizations struggling with balancing the need to deliver products and services to market faster while having to deal with regulations and compliance requirements that may overburden their teams. The report is titled 3 Steps to Ensure Compliance and Audit Success with DevOps, which Chef has made available […]

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Chef Compliance 0.11.1 release

Chef Compliance 0.11.1 is now available from the Chef downloads site. This is a minor release update which is recommended for all users for Chef Compliance. **Implemented enhancements:** – Improve feedback when profiles uploaded by reporting any `inspec check` errors – Improvements handling metadata in `inspec.yml`. Only the name of the profile needs to be […]

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